Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How My Son Built Confidence: Power Rangers Megaforce Scooter & Helmet!

My Son Enjoying His Power Rangers Megaforce Scooter & Helmet!
I'm proud to be a Saban Brand-Bassador and my kids and I think that the Power Rangers are just great!  The Power Rangers values include Standing for What's Right, Teamwork and Cooperation, Confidence, Physical Activity and Healthy Eating, and Caring and Friendship.  These are important values for my children to embrace, and ones that my husband and I actively promote in our own household.  You can read more about the Power Rangers emPOWER Program here!

My Son In His Power Rangers Megaforce Helmet 
This summer, my 5-year old has been working on building his Confidence, one of the Power Rangers' values.  To help with his confidence, we've encouraged him to learn new skills that he can feel proud of.  One of his new skills is learning how to swim, and at each subsequent swimming lesson I see his confidence growing.  Even this Monday, my son came home from daycamp and told me that he had--for the very first time--jumped off the diving board (in a lifejacket) and loved it!  He was absolutely exhilarated by this experience! 

Previously my son would have backed away and told himself that he wasn't capable of jumping off the diving board.  But the swimming lessons have really helped him challenge his concepts of what he can and cannot do.  And now when he goes to the swimming pool next, he will have the self-confidence to do what was once impossible to him. 
This Power Rangers Megaforce Scooter Has Made My Son More Confident About His Balance
A few days ago a big box arrived from our good friend the Power Rangers.  I opened it up, and at once I knew it was meant for my 5-year old son.  It was a Power Rangers Megaforce safety helmet and a folding Power Rangers Megaforce Scooter!  Not only were the items for ages 5+ years, but they were also my son's favourite colours: red and black.

Power Rangers Megaforce Helmet!

Power Rangers Megaforce Scooter!
My son was very excited to receive his own scooter and safety helmet, and right away he wanted to try it out.  He gave the scooter a try, and right away he said he could not do it when he lost his balance.  I could see he was frustrated, and had tears in his eyes.  I worked with him gently over the next 15 minutes to show him the basic scooting techniques.  He started to get the hang of it, and there in front of my eyes, I watched my son's confidence grow.  He could scoot!  He could balance!  He could scoot and balance on his brand new Power Rangers Megaforce scooter and he was glowing with pride.

Check out the VINE video of him below, showing how confident he became on his scooter with just a little bit of practise!
The Power Rangers Aluminum Folding Scooter retails at Toys R Us (USA) for $39.99, with the Power Rangers Multi-Sport Helmet priced at $24.99.  There's also the Power Rangers 16" Bike that an also be purchased at Toys R Us (USA) for $79.99!  You can check out the bicycle, below!

The Power Rangers 16" Bike Retails for $79.99 at Toys R Us (USA)
Power Rangers Megaforce airs on Nickelodeon, Saturdays at 1:00p/12:00c and every day on Nicktoons!  Set your PVR so the kids don't miss an episode!

Ranger of the Week!
Would you like your child to be the next "Ranger of the Week"?  Submit a photo and story of your child encompassing the Power Rangers values, such as their leadership in health and fitness, teamwork or friendship at home or at school, or their love of healthy eating.  Just upload your photo to the Power Rangers Facebook page, with your child's first name, age and city/state (or Province).  If your child is chosen for "Ranger of the Week", he or she could be featured on the emPOWER home page!

Follow the Power Rangers on Social Media!

What helps build your child's confidence?  Has your child had to overcome any obstacles in order to feel confident?

17 comments:

  1. As scary as it is to see them grow up, it's awesome to see your kids build confidence :)

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  2. Building confidence is so important for kids. It sounds like he had a great time swimming (& diving!) this summer!

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    1. Cheryl, it was his first time at camp and he really thrived in that environment.

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  3. Great program! I've never heard of it until now. Our little one was like yours, afraid to jump off the board. After some swimming lessons and lots of practice...you can't keep him off the board or out of the water! He loves scooters also...his scooter is pretty much a constant companion in the summer.

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    1. It sounds like our little guys have a lot in common, Sandy!

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  4. Wow! What a great program. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard of this before! Yeah, scary to see kids grow up. I know we should all be embracing all of these milestones though :) Ha! After saying this, I still want to keep my little one little for a while longer! lol

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    1. Christine, I'm glad to say that as my son grows up, he has stayed the same in all the ways that matter.

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  5. Oh cute! Looks like a great product and he's obviously having a blast! Love that helmet!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! He's getting really fast on the scooter!

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  6. My son loves the power rangers. He's freak getting something like that. I love the core values the Rangers showcase. Your son is super cute, and it's so wonderful he's building his confidence with swimming. That is so important.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jodi! I love seeing him build confidence and say "I can do it"!

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  7. Your son is so cute! My nephew loves Power Rangers and I can see him loving the scooter too!

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  8. I am considering starting my son on a scooter first and see how he does before getting him a bike. I want him to build self confidence. We have yet to try a balance bike, but those are so expensive.

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  9. I loved the Power Ranger when I was a kid. I was Pink Ranger for Halloween one year! You are right, the Power Rangers do teach excellent values. The values that I want my son to learn and have

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  10. Building confidence is so important for kids,it really forms their life for further things

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  11. I didn't know that Power Rangers had all this branded stuff

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